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2011 February Awards

First woman officer to receive a gallantry award

Major Mitali Madhumita became the first woman officer to receive a gallantry award in the Army. 

She was honoured with 21 Army personnel for acts of bravery and distinguished service at the military station.

United India Insurance Company has won the skoch Financial Inclusion Award-2010. It is for successful implementation of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Kerala.

Parida cutive Director,M.S,Swaminathan Research Foundation, has been selected for prestigious TATA innovation fellowship he Department of Biotechnology,Government of India.

King's Speech won Best Film award  British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony in London.

Colin Firth(The kings Speech)and Natalie Portman(Black Swan) have bagged the Best actor and Best Actress Awards.

The ONGC's Rajahmundry (AP) Asset manager, Mr. A.A.Khan was given Subir Raha Award for Business Excellence for 2010.

Dr. Singh presented , Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed awards to eminent journalist M.J. Akbar (the recipient for 2008) and noted Gandhian and freedom fighter Hema Bharali (for 2009) in Guwahati. 

V. Shanta, chairperson of the Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai, has been selected for the Y. Nayudamma Memorial Award for 2010.

Dr. Shanta has been chosen in recognition of her tireless efforts for over five decades towards bringing solace to lakhs of men, women and children, afflicted with the dreaded disease in the country,Justice N.V. Ramana of the Andhra Pradesh High Court will present her the award at a function at Tenali, Andhra pradesh on March 5.

The doyen of Indian statistics Prof. C.R.Rao conferred with Guy medal in gold of the Royal Statistical Society, U.K. 

He is the first Asian, first non-European and first non-American to get the coveted award.

‘Emerging Residential Infrastructure Company of the Year' award

Orris Infrastructure, a leading real estate developer, has bagged the prestigious ‘Emerging Residential Infrastructure Company of the Year' award for 2010.

The award was presented to Orris Infrastructure chairman and managing director Vijay Gupta by Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath

Singer Yesudas gets Swathi Puraskaram, Kerala's highest music award. 

Neyveli Lignite Corporation has won a national award

Neyveli Lignite Corporation has won a national award for “Innovative training practices for 2009-2010.”

The award instituted, by the Indian Society for Training and Development, New Delhi, was handed over by Bhaskar Chatterjee, Secretary, Central Department of Public Enterprises, to NLC Deputy General Manager N.Balaji at Kota, Rajasthan.

Pakistani-American writer H.M.Naqui has been selected for the D.S.C. South Asian Literature Award. His novel 'Home Boy' has been selected for the award. 

Salim's novel 'Kuluthunna Poola Thota' (Telugu) on background of AIDS, was selected for the Union Governments - Sahitya Academi Award for the year-2010.

A project on the use of geoinformatics in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 in Maharashtra by Tribal Research and Training Institute (TRTI), Pune has been given the national e-governance award, 2010-11(silver) urangabad.

Sydney peace foundation awarded the rare gold medal for significant contribution to peace and justice to the wiki leaks publisher Jualian Assange. 

This honour previously given only to the Dalailama, Nelson Mandela and japanese Buddhist leader Dai Sekn - Ikeda in the foundations 14 years history.

The Engineering Staff college of India (ESCI), Hyderabad has won the Golden Peacock National Training Award for the forth time.

The CEAT international cricketer of the year is Shane watson (Australia) International Team of the year-Australia.

‘International Gold Star Millennium Award'

D. Mohan Reddy, Chairman of Yogananda Institute of Technology and Science (YITS), Tirupati, has received the ‘International Gold Star Millennium Award' and the ‘International Kohinoor Award' at the global conference on ‘Indo-Thai Friendship and Economic Cooperation' held at Bangkok.

CII Environmental Best Practices Award-2011

Zinc Smelter Visakhapatnam (ZSV) of Hindustan Zinc Ltd. has added one more feather to its cap by winning the coveted ‘CII Environmental Best Practices Award-2011' in the category of ‘Innovative environmental project' of CII - Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad, a division of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

United India gets Skoch award 2010

SUCCESSFUL INITIATIVES: G. Srinivasan (left),Chairman and Managing Director, United India Insurance Company, receiving the Skoch Financial Inclusion Award 2010 from K. C. Chakrabarty, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

International award for Technopark firm

Innoz Technologies, a Technopark-based company specialising in mobile value added services, has won the Red Herring Global 100 award for 2010.

The award is instituted for the 100 most promising technology companies across the globe, that are expected to lead the next wave of industry innovation, every year. Innoz Technologies earlier won the Red Herring 100 Asia award and got qualified amongst the 200 companies from across the globe to vie for the Red Herring Global 100 title.

Natalie Portman' received the award for best female actor in a leading role for "Black Swan" at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles.

Ernst & Young announces 2010 year awards

Dilip Shanghvi, Chairman and Managing Director of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., is named as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2010.

Mr. Shanghvi will represent the country at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2011

Award for Rashtrapati Nilayam

Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad bagged the first prize and the Sandadi- Susheela Devi Trophy in the Garden festival 2011 for garden maintenance for the third consecutive year.

ISO certification awarded to BSNL

Cellular mobile services of Tamil Nadu Circle of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certificate.

Gary Kirsten presenting the Lifetime Achievement award to coach Ramakant Achrekar,who had guided Sachin Tendulkar in his formative years.

'Emani Krishna Rao', Correspondent of Doordarshan News has bagged the prestigious Swiss TV award for his entry 'Let's play safe' dealing with stigma and discrimination attached to children living with HIV.

The award was presented to him at Basel,Switzerland.

This is the sixth major international award for Mr.Rao.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented 43 rd Jnanpith Award to poet O.N.V. Kurup for cross-translation of more literary texts into different Indian languages to make people aware of the richness of the country's literature.

Jayati Ghosh awarded ILO prize

The International Labour Organisation's Decent Work Research Prize has been awarded to economist Jayati Ghosh and Professor Eve Landau.

K.R. Narayanan Award

Poet O.N.V. Kurup has been selected for this year's K.R. Narayanan Award. According to K.R. Narayanan Foundation general secretary Aby J. Jose, the award, consisting of a memento and a citation, will be presented to the poet on February 19 by the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Tamil Nadu AGRISNET, has won a national gold award

The Tamil Nadu Agriculture Department's portal, AGRISNET, has won a national gold award for e-governance in the Focus Sector category. The focus for the Specific Sector Award for 2010-11 was on agriculture.

Silver and bronze awards had gone to ‘e-Krishi', a Kerala government portal, and the Tea Board's e-auction portal respectively.

Tribal institute bags e-governance award 2010-11

A project on the use of geoinformatics in the implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 in Maharashtra by the Tribal Research and Training Institute (TRTI), Pune has been given the National e-Governance award, 2010-11 (Silver) in Aurangabad

Pushkin Gold Medal to Professor Arun Mohanty

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has awarded the prestigious Pushkin Gold Medal to Professor Arun Mohanty of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for his contribution to studies on Russia and promotion of bilateral cultural ties and friendship.

United India Insurance Company has won the "Skoch Financial Inclusion Award -2010".

Company Managing Director G.Srinivasan received the Award from K.C.Chakrabarthy, Deputy Governor Reserve Bank of India at Chennai



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